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Old 01-18-2006, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! I am new to this forum and I hope to get some feedback on my next system here.

I am about to build the most blazing fast system I have ever built or even considered building. Money is no barrier here, only performance. So far I am up in the air with tower choices, but I have pretty much decided on the Thermaltake Tai-Chi water cooled tower. I still need to decide on a processor, however, it will be Intel I know that. I need suggestions on the best processor and board combo. Of course I will run dual Nvidia 7800s.

Your suggestions and feedback is appreciated!

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Old 01-18-2006, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You said blazing fast system and intel proactively in the same sentence... now im confused
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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lol, yes, and why the heck would you want 2 7800s SLId, and not 2 7800GTX's SLI'd.

I'll edit this in a moment with the build I'm coming up with
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What about the Pentium D, say in the 3.2ghz flavor. With dual-cores, it looks pretty quick.

I also found this board on TigerDirect.com

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=A455-1062

EDIT: Well, I wasn't specifing which version of the 7800s that I was going to put in it, but the 7800GTXs were exactly what I was looking at.
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I would take any of AMD64 X2's over that thing.

Especially if you dont have a budget.
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103608
PSU - PC Power & Cooling 850W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703002 (its probably overkill but who cares, you've got the money!)
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
2 x Video cards - (sold out many places, but here's a link) - http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=322746
2 x HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148064 RAID0'd together

That comes out to be like $3523.96 and should do nicely

Then add whatever cables, optical drives, etc. you want
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Also, techguru the Pentium D runs extremely hot and can't even come close to competing with AMD's dual cores. You could, however, wait for the new Pentium M to come out, that'll be nice
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I know very little about AMD processors, because I have always used Intel.

I see the AMD 64 x2 4400+ looks about right. Although I have no budget, there is this voice inside my head that says I shouldn't pay a grand for a stinking chip that will be half the price in 12 months. :P

Does that mean that proc is 4.4ghz? I have seen specs on it that says it's speed is more like 2.2ghz.

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no, it means there are 2 cores running simultaneously at 2.2GHz, but not = 4.4GHz. I know the FX60 is rediculously overpriced, instead you could opt for the 4400+ x2, or you could also go with an Opteron 170 and Overclock it to the same speed, for like 1000 bucks less than the FX60
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, I like the price tag on that x2 4400 a lot.

Could someone suggest a great board to go with that so I can compare specs?

The only thing that concerns me with that processor is that for most of the time I would not be utilizing the dual core feature and would be operating at 2.2ghz most of the time? Is that correct?
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